Anthony Hernandez

Eddie Veronica
Oscar Negrete
Period 1

 In

our English class we read two books title
The Catcher in the Rye” and “The Perks of
Being a Wallflower”
 In both books we follow two protagonist who
face many issues that many young teens face
such as drug and alcohol
 In perks of being a wallflower the protagonist
Charlie faces drug abuse and because of his
decisions, his life starts to fall apart

 With

these two great inspiring books we hope
to help young teens make better decisions
when it comes to drug and alcohol abuse
 By giving information and introducing young
teens to helpful organizations we plan to
make a difference in our community to help
stop the use of drugs and the consequences
they bring

 In

2011, a survey reported that 33% of 8th
graders and 70% of 12th graders had tried
alcohol, and 13% of 8th graders and 40% of
12th graders drank during the past month
 By age 15, more than 50 percent of teens
have had at least 1 drink
 23.5 million persons aged 12 or older needed
treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse
problem in 2009
 Every day in the US, 2,500 youth (12 to 17)
abuse a prescription pain reliever for the
first time.

 5,000

young people under the age of 21 die
as a result of underage drinking
 This includes 1900 deaths from car crashes,
1,600 as a result of homicides, 300 from
suicide, as well as hundreds from other
injuries such as falls, and drowning
 People who start drinking at an early age end
up being alcoholics later in their lives
 Memory problems
 School problems, such as higher absence and
poor or failing grades

 We

talked to a guy named Albert, he helps
teens who use drugs
 He runs an organization called…
 We also contacted NCADD (National Council
on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of the
San Fernando Valley, Inc.)
 They gave us a lot of information over the
phone, about alcohol and drug abuse signs.

 Academic

and/or behavioral problems in

school
 Changing groups of friends
 Less interest in activities and/or appearance
 Slurred speech
 Coordination Problems
 Memory and/or concentration problems

 Since

reading the books in our class,we
learned about the struggles young teens face
while growing up and how we can relate it to
the protagonist in the books and the that
struggles they face
 People all around the world face drug and
alcohol abuse problems, and by the issue
being in world famous novels its gets
awareness out and helps to stop drug and
alcohol abuse

 In

working collaboratively with multiple
groups including one from our school we
have learned helpful information to stop
young teens from doing drugs or alcohol
 Our main inspiration for the project were the
two books read in class title “the catcher in
the rye” and “the perks of being a
wallflower”